Being Mindful in and out of the Saddle

Written by Jec Ballou Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with Zen monks for a week last fall made me believe that a rider’s ultimate responsibility is to give...

Saddling a Tied Horse

Written by Buster McLaury This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.69 I rarely saddle an older horse that is tied up, and I never saddle...

What Kind of Experience Will Your Horse Get Out of Your...

Written by Martin Black Think of the big picture and what it is you are trying to achieve and what kind of steps you may...

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Horsemanship Skills

A Question of Degree – Halts, Half-Halts, Rein-Back and Rock Back

Written by Wendy Murdoch This article originally appeared in Eclectic Horseman Issue No.46 Before we progress to lateral movements we have one more topic to cover,...

I Wish I Were in Africa

For Visual Learners

Build Your Confidence

Backing a Circle as Turnaround Preparation

With Richard Caldwell There are many ways to prepare your horse for the maneuver known as the turnaround. In the last few issues we have...

Use Your Get Down Rope to Keep Safe

With Richard Caldwell When you ride with traditional gear, it is important to remember that each piece of equipment has a specific purpose and has...

How Groundwork Relates to Riding Part 2

With Mindy Bower A simple thing that many people miss Situation: When I first watched Ginsor’s owner work him on the ground, the first word that came...

A Flagging Project

With Mindy Bower If you are creative, you can find ways to prepare you and your horse for demanding jobs, such as roping, where there are...


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